The Children Are Our Future incorporates, supports and promotes leaders working on diverse projects benefiting youth around the country. The result is a small but powerful community of connected project directors and volunteers working towards a sustainable future.
Adventure Maker Space is an authentic outdoor childhood program that guides children in developing vital risk-management skills. Hammers and nails, saws and shovels, tool safety instruction, fort and treehouses building, slingshot shooting, campfire cooking, fire safety training, knot tying, lasso throwing, rope swings, plastic tomahawk throwing, toy making, photovoltaic engineering and various child-directed science projects in the woods. All Adventure Maker Space activities are supervised by trained professional Mentors.
Birds of a Feather provides tutoring for LGBTQ+ and gender expansive elementary and middle school students in a welcoming and affirming space. They are dedicated to creating a supportive space for students to discover who they are, what lights them up, and what they can contribute to the world.
Chrysalis Girls Adventures aims to empower girls with confidence, courage, and compassion through outdoor adventures. We embrace the outdoor environment as a medium for empowering girls to build healthy relationships with one another, recognize and celebrate their strengths, and connect with the natural world. Our vision is a society that values people of all identities and backgrounds, one in which girls and women realize their full potential and are dedicated to improving their lives and the world around them.
The Earthbody Institute is an educational and transformational organization that offers affordable, practical, and growing-edge Ecotherapy training. We empower therapists, teachers, coaches and other professionals to integrate the foundational principles and skills of Ecotherapy directly into their current work. The Equity Scholarship Fund enables people who are BIPOC and LGBTQ2+ to start or deepen their journey in the field of ecotherapy. We are dedicated to creating new cultures of care, deepening our belonging to the other-than-human world, and weaving these into systems that honor Life and serve justice.
Growing Up Wild is a bilingual nature immersion program in Corralitos, CA. The mission of Growing Up Wild is to help youth and families with children gain nature awareness, life skills, and physical fitness through camping activities. Growing Up Wild is dedicated to making our programs culturally relevant for youth and families with children living in and around Santa Cruz County. As part of that effort, we offer our programs bilingually in Spanish and English.
Life Adventures Counseling & Consulting provides experience through adventure has the power to foster genuine healing for individuals, couples, families, or groups. In a safe, non-judgmental, and playful atmosphere, Life Adventures Counseling and Consulting strives to provide client-centered, strength-based services that promote interpersonal, social, and psychological wellness.
Liminal Space Collective is a vibrant hub for the arts that creates unique and immersive experiences for all ages and backgrounds. Our collective is dedicated to uplifting the community through art, diversity, collaboration, and learning. Our mission is to bridge the gap between the individual and collective, with our shared studios and co-working spaces, to our disco art parties with interactive installations. We strive to provide a supportive environment that encourages creativity and connection.
Mission San Pedro is an all-volunteer team committed to supporting elderly widows alongside local Pedranos. The team is supported by Bishop Peter Orlando and Assisi House, an outreach program of The Eucharistic Community of Francis of Assisi parish in Gilbert, Arizona. Together, they work to improve the lives of widows and other vulnerable individuals through various projects and initiatives.
New Adventures Counseling From meltdowns over homework, to managing the stress from social media and electronics over-use. From dealing with low self-esteem, to healing from parent's divorce. From learning how to handle intense emotions as a child or teen, to how to handle the anxiety associated with transitioning into college. It's hard. We can help. Find the support you and your child need at New Adventures.
Pathways to Greatness was founded in 2007 and brings a wealth experience in the field personal growth and leadership development. Our programs are designed to empower and support people, groups, and organizations to achieve a higher level of performance, access their inner wisdom, increase skills, knowledge, motivation and confidence to realize, create and take powerful actions to live a life that inspires them and brings out the best in people in their personal and professional lives.
Pictures That Give is a camera sharing program that uses photography to help those in need. Our mission is to use the art of photography to empower, advocate, and increase funding for individuals or groups through partnerships with non-profits or social service agencies. We started with a small group in Cambodia, using photos taken by children to raise money for shoes and rice. The reward was so great we decided to grow the program in our local community.
SolQuest Adventures nurtures strong, vibrant and healthy community ecosystems by facilitating nature-based education, mentorship and adventures, while providing training and support to individuals, families and youth. We specialize in mentorship and rites of passage for men, young men and boys and offer monthly and seasonal events, including support for fathers and sons. Our aim is to facilitate experiences that are fun, meaningful, and unforgettable, as a way of supporting the skills and connections our community needs to thrive. Visit our project page for upcoming adventures and community events.
TransFamilies of Santa Cruz County and Silicon Valley is a community of parents and families coming together to make the world a safer and happier place for gender diverse children through education, parent-to-parent support, and advocacy. We provide support to families of gender diverse children of all ages so they can help their children survive and thrive. We also participate in community outreach, education, and training events to improve knowledge of gender diversity within local schools, doctors’ offices, and the community at large.
Wild Heart Therapy + Coaching is guided by our vision of a harmonious world created through intention, collaboration, and stewardship. We contribute to this vision by providing quality, experiential education and mental health services to youth, women and families from all walks of life as they navigate through life’s sometimes unexpected transitions.
Womanhood Inspirations' mission is to support teen girls, ages 13-17 years old, and their mothers, in the transition from young woman to woman. Through conversation and experiential education we explore the many changes that occur in adolescence and apply conversation and experiential education to what it means to be a healthy and balanced woman. Whether there are lifetime goals and dreams to integrate or by simply seeking a lifestyle to support a fulfilling life, the tools, activities we incorporate will fuel the passion and inspiration already present or bring to the surface what may be buried underneath waiting to be discovered. It will be a different experience for each teen though all subjects we cover will apply.
The following organizations were projects of The Children Are Our Future before leaving to continue their work as independent organizations. We are honored and grateful to collaborate and support their success serving children and youth and adults in the local and global communities they serve!
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